Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Smallest Solar Cell: One Fifth A Human Hair’s Diameter – Sandia National Laboratory Breakthrough...

In case you still doubted the potential of solar power for the next century, here is the latest news about amazing breakthrough in solar cell technology, taking a dimension of a mere one-fifth diameter of a human hair or approximately 20 microns thick, the future of solar cells will be smaller, cheaper, flexible and bendable! You might have seen and witness drastic change of alternative energy’s technology within the last half century. For Tesla Roadster running on a lithium battery reaching 300 more mileage, and mobile electronics is using small solar power recharger. And according to the news source, this new breakthrough of solar cells are capable continuously harvest solar energy even without direct exposure of sunlight. This is system will overcome the shortcomings in those chargers now on the market is that they require an absolute direct path between the sun and its panels, unobstructed by even the most fleeting shadow. This amazing breakthrough is reported by Sandia National Laboratory, operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation for U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Sandia Corporation has main facilities in both Albuquerque, N.M., and Livermore, California.

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